FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are your office hours?

12-8 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

How much do you charge?

$120.00 per fifty minute hour. A reduced fee schedule is available for clients who qualify.

What about insurance?

In network plans include Aetna, First Choice Health, and Value Options.

Best time and way to reach you?

9:00 to 11:00 during business days but you may leave a message, text or email anytime and I will typically contact you within 24 hours.

Do you accept debit cards / credit cards?

I prefer checks or cash but I accept debit and credit cards. Many clients prefer to have financial matters completed outside the therapeutic hour.

What psychological theories do you use the most?

AEDP is the theoretical orientation I lean on the most, with its focus on emotion as the basis of our adaptive power in a relational environment. But I really enjoy working with couples too and am in the process of professional development with supervisors who focus on couples using the AEDP approach. I have a masters degree in family systems and have studied chemical dependency recovery, working several hundred hours with opiate dependent clients.

Where did you go to school and how long have you been a counselor?

I attended Leadership Institute of Seattle, affiliated with Bastyr University and graduated in 1996. I worked at Fairfax Psychiatric hospital for more then ten years and then for Compass Health for five years. I also completed the course requirements for chemical dependency recovery from Edmonds Community College and worked with opiate dependent clients for several hundred hours. In 2005 I started a private practice in Edmonds.

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